By Lew Freedman
Player-manager Lou Boudreau wouldn't in simple terms lead his crew to the playoffs, yet could additionally turn into the 1st shortstop to ever win the yankee League’s most useful participant award. He additionally trusted pitchers Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, and Negro leagues legend Satchel Paige (then 41 years old), in addition to moment baseman Joe Gordon and correct fielder Larry Doby, who Jackie Robinson by way of just a couple of weeks in breaking the colour barrier in baseball.
The Indians accomplished the ’48 season at 9758 and have been tied with Joe McCarthy’s Boston pink Sox, which resulted in the first-ever one online game playoff in American League background. The Indians have been triumphant and could then defeat the Boston Braves in six video games to win the realm Series.
The Monsters of Municipal Stadium is an exquisite examine one of many maximum groups ever to play the sport, and at how every body fascinated by this impressive seasonfrom the avid gamers to managementmade 1948 a memorable 12 months for baseball and the town of Cleveland.
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A Summer to Remember: Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, and the 1948 Cleveland Indians by Lew Freedman